Chef Kevin King joined Fluke Wine, Bar & Kitchen in Summer 2009 as sous chef and was promoted to executive chef in Spring 2012. Chef King fell in love with the culinary world as a teen. Since then, he has had the opportunity to work with several acclaimed chefs in New York City, such as Rick Laakkonen, who ran the kitchens at Chanterelle, The River Café and Ilo, as well as Chef Scott Conant, known for his Italian restaurants L’Impero, Alto and Scarpetta. Chef King then went on to help open the New York outpost of Koi.
A turning point in his career was meeting Chef Neil Manacle. Together, they opened Apiary in New York City in 2007 and then relocated to Fluke in 2009. It was thanks to the careful guidance of Manacle that King was allowed flourish and grow, building confidence in all aspects of kitchen management.
Chef King has a strong background in French, Italian and Asian cuisines. The menu at Fluke changes frequently, highlighting the best that the season has to offer.
Jerri Banks, friend and consultant to the Callaghans, created the Fluke Wine, Bar & Kitchen signature cocktail list. Her innovative use of fresh herbs and exotic flavorings are featured in libations both with and without alcohol. Ms. Banks’ background ranges from top New York restaurants to consultant for brands such as Bacardi and Moét Hennessy. She has been featured in numerous publications such as ‘O’ magazine, The New York Times and Modern Bride.
Proprietors Jeff Callaghan and Geremie Callaghan, both Aquidneck Island, R.I. natives, share their passion for food, wine and hospitality to all who visit Fluke Wine, Bar & Kitchen.
With over 15 years representing premium American and European wines throughout the United States, Jeff’s goal is to bring niche artisan wines of the highest caliber to you. A graduate of James Madison University in hotel and restaurant management, Jeff’s career has included restaurants and catering in New York and Rhode Island as well as wine sales and brand representation across the U.S.
Geremie Callaghan worked for several years marketing luxury fragrance and skincare brands in New York City.